The BIG LIST OF USEFUL WINDOWS UTILITIES v3.5 (Dec08)

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Postby Underwater » 08 May 2007, 16:51

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Postby Uncle Spellbinder » 26 May 2007, 06:41

InfraRecorder [FREE!]

EXCELLENT app for burning a downloaded .iso quickly. Lots of other features as well.....

Features

* Create custom data, audio and mixed-mode projects and record them to physical discs as well as disc images.
* Supports recording to dual-layer DVDs.
* Blank (erase) rewritable discs using four different methods.
* Record disc images (ISO and BIN/CUE).
* Fixate discs (write lead-out information to prevent further data from beeing added to the disc).
* Scan the SCSI/IDE bus for devices and collect information about their capabilities.
* Create disc copies, on the fly and using a temporary disc image.
* Import session data from multi-session discs and add more sessions to them.
* Display disc information.
* Save audio and data tracks to files (.wav, .wma, .ogg, .mp3 and .iso).
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Postby Underwater » 26 May 2007, 20:44

Thanks Spellbinder, added duely.
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Postby The Modernist » 23 Jul 2007, 08:57

Can anyone provide a link for an easy to use and free programme that extracts rar files. Couldn't see anything on the main list.
Ta.

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Postby The Modernist » 23 Jul 2007, 15:09

Jimmy Jazz wrote:
The Moddie Experience! wrote:Can anyone provide a link for an easy to use and free programme that extracts rar files. Couldn't see anything on the main list.
Ta.


this is what I use. When the trial period of 40 days expires, I uninstall it and download again when I need it ;

http://www.winrar.nl/


Thanks!

edit: though I can't seem to find anything to d/load

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Postby The Modernist » 23 Jul 2007, 15:23

Jimmy Jazz wrote:
The Moddie Experience! wrote:
Jimmy Jazz wrote:
The Moddie Experience! wrote:Can anyone provide a link for an easy to use and free programme that extracts rar files. Couldn't see anything on the main list.
Ta.


this is what I use. When the trial period of 40 days expires, I uninstall it and download again when I need it ;

http://www.winrar.nl/


Thanks!

edit: though I can't seem to find anything to d/load


You should be getting ao this on the first page ;


download WinRAR 3.61 for Windows (English version)


I did d/load that but it d/loaded so quickly I' not sure what it was. It's not appeared in my programmes and I can't find it anywhere.

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Postby Underwater » 24 Jul 2007, 00:09

Use 7-zip. It fully supports RAR archives. If you have a sequence (.rar .r01 .r02 .r03) etc then just highlight all the files from .rar to .rlast number and then right-click -> 7-Zip -> Extract files..

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Postby The Modernist » 26 Jul 2007, 16:20

I'm struggling to find anything reliable to join movie files preferably one that can handle different file types. Any recomendations?

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Postby Underwater » 01 Sep 2007, 19:21

Web2.0 sites added. Check it out!
Also, bump. no purge pls.
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Re: The BIG LIST OF USEFUL WINDOWS UTILITIES, V. THREE POINT OH

Postby Underwater » 07 Sep 2007, 23:26

7th September: MediaCoder added as a decent replacement for SUPER (universal media transcoder). Any opinions from you bunch? Which do you prefer?
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Postby brotherlouie » 15 Sep 2007, 15:02

Stan,

Could you pop http://www.mailwasher.net/ on the list please?

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Postby Underwater » 16 Sep 2007, 19:07

Sure.
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Postby Underwater » 08 Dec 2007, 14:09

Bump to avoid purging.
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Re: The BIG LIST OF USEFUL WINDOWS UTILITIES, V. THREE POINT OH

Postby The Driver » 13 Mar 2008, 12:08

May be worth updating the first post - Comodo Firewall does now support Vista.
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Re: The BIG LIST OF USEFUL WINDOWS UTILITIES, V. THREE POINT OH

Postby Hag-man » 08 Jun 2008, 11:04

Young Ron (or other savvy readers of this thread),

I need a free (or cr**cked) program to convert music files bought from iTunes (.m4ps) to .mp3, thus removing the dreaded DRM nonsense.

Used to use MyFairTunes, but it doesn't support the latest version of the iTunes thing.

I've Googled and found a few applications, and they work well, but all the demo/trial versions are crippled, and they want money for full use! How very fucking dare they!

yrs in anticipation,

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Postby JQW » 08 Jun 2008, 12:21

The only tools that did this kind of conversion in the past on files already downloaded exploited holes in the mechanism. There was also another exploit that worked during the download process, but that's also been blocked.

The only option to convert them is to burn them to CD and re-rip them. If you don't have the login details belonging to the files themselves, then you can't even do that.
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Postby Underwater » 24 Jul 2008, 20:14

Let me know if you still need help with that one, Hag. I can't remember if I did anything about it or not.
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Postby Hag-man » 25 Jul 2008, 04:30

Eh wrote:Let me know if you still need help with that one, Hag. I can't remember if I did anything about it or not.


You did indeed - you PM'd to suggest Tunebite, and it works a treat. I hope I responded with thanks at the time. If not, gracious belated thanks.
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Postby MP3PO » 21 Dec 2008, 02:21

Nothing to add as far as links go.I just wanted to say thanks to the people that add things to this and keep it updated.I have used different downloads throughout time and want the people involved to know its appreciated!

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Re: The BIG LIST OF USEFUL WINDOWS UTILITIES, V. THREE POINT OH

Postby Beebsy » 25 Dec 2008, 21:58

Yeah, this is a great list.

I have a question... does CD Burner XP burn avi files to a DVD format I can watch on my regular TV? I know DVD Santa does but it costs. The free DVD Santa says it has a watermark on the file. Is that a huge watermark all over the image or just a wee corner thing?

Yes, yes that's at least two, maybe three. Sorry.